Archive for: Mike Lee

Wow Double Tram Rainbow!

Wow Double Tram Rainbow!

Here are official photos of the arrival of the new waterfront trams to be launched on the weekend of August 5. Waterfront Auckland has leased two 1920’s trams...

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Rail Decision “Major Setback”

Rail Decision “Major Setback”

Auckland Council transport committee chair Mike Lee today labelled the Government rejection of the CBD rail link proposal “a major set back for Auckland.” He...

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Parnell Station Gets Go Ahead

Parnell Station Gets Go Ahead

Mike Lee’s dream of a heritage Parnell train station will be realised soon. Auckland Transport’s CEO David Warburton has confirmed the go-ahead for the...

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NZTA Told North Shore Rail Wanted

NZTA Told North Shore Rail Wanted

NZTA’s top brass has been reminded in no uncertain terms that Auckland Council’s agenda led by the elected Mayor Len Brown is for rail to Albany. Auckland...

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Trams To Britomart “As Soon As Possible”

Trams To Britomart “As Soon As Possible”

The proposal to extend Auckland’s waterfront trams to Britomart has been stepped up today. Auckland’s Mayor and the Chairmen of both CCOs, Auckland Transport...

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AT Buying Buses May Ease Congestion

AT Buying Buses May Ease Congestion

Auckland Transport has been asked to consider buying buses themselves and leasing them out to the bus operators to help cope with the present overcrowding on buses,...

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Months Of Road Work Defended

Months Of Road Work Defended

Why do road works in Auckland take forever, compared to overseas? Auckland Council transport committee chair Mike Lee has been pondering that since the Quay St road...

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Lee Blasts Joyce Over CBD Link

Lee Blasts Joyce Over CBD Link

Auckland Council transport commitete chair Mike Lee today labelled transport minister Steven Joyce’s thinking “fairly basic small-town red neck stuff...

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Brown: CBD Link In 7 Years

Brown: CBD Link In 7 Years

Auckland Mayor Len Brown this afternoon promised the CBD rail link will be operational in 7 years – if he has his way. And he told a news conference that he...

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New Council Roles

New Council Roles

Mayor-elect Len Brown this afternoon outlined at a news conference how his new council structure would work and which councillors get what. And it’s good news...

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Queens Shed Being Dismantled

Queens Shed Being Dismantled

The next chapter in the redevelopment of Queens Wharf. A start on dismantling Shed 11 is about to start. Work on the under wharf repairs started some weeks ago. There...

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ARC Bows Out Tonight

ARC Bows Out Tonight

The ARC bows out tonight. After 47 years serving the people of Auckland, the ARC has its final meeting. Auckland’s first regional authority, the Auckland Regional...

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Council Lineup Includes Mike Lee

Council Lineup Includes Mike Lee

It’s full steam ahead for Mike Lee who was way ahead in the provisional results for the prized inner city and Waihake Waitemata and Gulf seat, beating C&R-supported...

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Lee: Airport Rail ‘Sooner Than Later”

Lee: Airport Rail ‘Sooner Than Later”

ARC Chair Mike Lee in a report to the full ARC council says we must start thinking now about airport rail. Discussing the success of the Onehunga line opening, he...

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Study Urges New Cruise Terminal

Study Urges New Cruise Terminal

ARC chair Mike Lee has repeated his call for a new attractive fit-for-purpose international cruise ship terminal on Queens Wharf, saying that Auckland has to take...

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Show Us Your Wit!

Show Us Your Wit!

Going through the Onehunga opening day photos… I think this one needs a caption. Any ideas? What has the minister just said that makes Mike want to scream...

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Time For Airport Rail Campaign

Time For Airport Rail Campaign

As I predicted, the media virtually ignored rail’s big day on Saturday with scant coverage of the opening of Onehunga attended by hundreds of excited people...

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Airport Rail Gets Applause

Airport Rail Gets Applause

ARC chair Mike Lee today drew applause at the opening of the Onehunga train station this morning when he mentioned airport rail and the public hunger for it. Auckland...

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Long Haul Tuakau Service?

Long Haul Tuakau Service?

The ARC transport committee has taken up chair Mike Lee’s suggestion to recommend investigation of a ‘long haul’ service from Tuakau to Huapai...

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Free Travel Success Proves Rail

Free Travel Success Proves Rail

ARC chair Mike Lee says he hopes anyone taking the train for the first time during the period of free travel doing the weekend “got the opportunity to experience...

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Free Trains This Weekend

Free Trains This Weekend

ARTA has decided to adopt ARC chair Mike Lee’s suggestion for free train travel when the southern motorway closes this weekend. Trains wil be free between...

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ARC Win Rent Row

ARC Win Rent Row

Arbitration has cut back a big rent hike on the ratepayer-funded ARC’s Pitt St offices, which soon becomes occupied by the new Auckland council set-up. ARC...

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Holiday Highway Tag Attacked

Holiday Highway Tag Attacked

Auckland City Council transport committee chairman Ken Baguley today asked critics not to label the proposed Puhoi to Wellsford road “holiday highway.” He...

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Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

Wellington view: Mike Lee’s legacy to the RWC will be a tin-pot railway station at Kingsland across the road from cup headquarters at Eden Park… He...

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Queens Wharf Left vs Right

Queens Wharf Left vs Right

Look Mum, there's the Party Central tent! The Queens Wharf saga is now becoming a battle between Auckland politicians a few months out from the Auckland supercouncil...

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